Turkey's new ambassador to be in Mogadishu, Somalia, Kani Torun said Sunday that he expects to begin serving in Mogadishu right after the Feast of Ramadan.
Speaking to the AA, Torun said that Turkey was going to Somalia not for temporary, but permanent works.
We need to carry the assistance to a different level. Distributing ready food items is not the solution. We need to help the Somali become productive, Torun said.
We will do all we can in order to end the civil war in the region, Torun said.
There is presently no embassy building in Mogadishu. However, the Somali authorities have provided a land of 100 decares for the Turkish Embassy. I expect our embassy and residence to be built in a period of six months, he said.
There is sympathy for Turkey in Somalia. They have opened their doors to us by seeing us as their brothers, Torun also said.
Dr. Kani Torun served as a volunteer for long years in different parts of the world helping those in need.
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